Snow castles and swimming with orcas: The best things to do in Lapland besides visiting Santa

Lapland is the real life winter wonderland, blessed with snow six months a year. It might be best known as the home of Santa Claus, but this subarctic region has much more to offer than Christmas cheer.

Here’s our alternative guide to Lapland, which doesn’t revolve around the white-bearded man.

Is Lapland a country?

No, Lapland is a region that spans three countries: Finland, Sweden and Norway. It boasts beautiful wilderness, ski resorts and natural phenomena like the midnight sun and the northern lights.

When is the best time to visit Lapland?

In short, there’s no bad time to visit Lapland. It really depends on what you’re looking to get out of your trip.

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